Public security minister appoints new head of West Bank police district

February 18, 2016 19:55

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Thursday appointed Deputy Commissioner Moshe Bareket the new head of the Judea and Samaria District of the Israel Police.

Bareket’s previous role was as commander of securing holy sites in Jerusalem, as well as special assistant to the police commissioner, head of the David subdistrict – which includes the Temple Mount and parts of the Old City – and head of the community policing branch.

Bareket will replace Asst.-Ch. Shlomi Michael, who resigned suddenly in November only nine months after he was appointed to head the district. The district commander prior to him, Asst.-Ch. Kobi Cohen, was forced to resign due to a Justice Ministry investigation into allegations that he offered to promote a female police officer in exchange for sex.

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